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  • Some, if not most, would be trinitarian, I would say. Non-denominational means each church defines itself, so only the indivivdual church could give you a defeinitive answer on any particular question.
  • Yes, We believe in the trinity
  • yer we do we just dont belong to a massive group of churches
  • there is but one God who has taken the from of the Father the Son and the Hholy Ghost.
  • Personally, I believe the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are one, just as Christ stated. There are many believers in Christ. There are many denominations. There is only ONE God.
  • I'm sure some do.
  • our church is nondenominational and basically what we believe is the Bible, and that every single thing in the bible is true. Yes, we believe in the trinity as well.
  • Probably most, but non-denominational means that there is no overarching body deciding what theology to teach. So I'm guessing there has to be a few that don't.
  • Some do. Some don't. You need to pinpoint which church you are referring to, then find out what their specific beliefs are.
  • I am not a Christian. I believe in the Bible. I read it and work hard on my relationship with God but I still live for myself way too much to call myself a Christian. I believe in the trinity. I believe that God gives His glory to no other and that He is The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit.
  • Our church believes in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Our church is non-denominational meaning we accept all denominations and they are able to join our church family no matter what their religious background.
  • Christ stated He and the Father are One. In the Bible reference John 1:1-5 He is identified as God the Creator. In many other passages Jesus Christ is declared to be God. As there is only One God, There are no "Trinity individuals", only the same Holy Being, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. One. So to plainly state: Jesus Christ is the Father, is the Holy Spirit. They are One.
  • Yes, we do. I was raised in a Pentecostal church, and we all have the same beliefs, and serve the same God.
  • Non-denominational just means that they do not affiliate with a particular group of Christians. Therefore, they could have any doctrines they choose. Most, however, do believe in the Trinity.
  • To be "non-denominational" really has nothing to do with doctrine at all. Non-denominational churches are simply churches that are independent from any denomination. Therefore, their beliefs vary as much as their are religions. A little side note: I personally believe that there are all these sects of Christianity is completely against the teachings and desire of Christ. It is a result of a whole lot of people that do not trully know Him. "for as there are devisions and strifes among you, are you not yet unbelievers?"
  • Well, my wife is Ex-nondenominational and she didn't know if they taught the Trinity or Oneness. We did some research and found out that they were Trinitarian, She didnt like that because she believes only in One God, We are Apostolic. Bishop T.D. Jakes is Non-denominational but he believes in ONENESS, non-denominational churches can believe in either and its screwed up, Oneness is the way to be according to the bible.
  • The answer is that most christian churches, whether belonging to a large denomination, or a small/large non-denominational church believe in the Trinity. Although the word "trinity" is not used in the New Testament, the concept is definitely there. eg Matthew 28: 19 Jesus says to baptise "in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit", one name, three Persons. Many other verses back up the claim that there are three Persons in the One God. That is how a doctrine is established, by discussion and the putting together of many passages that say the same thing. It is a common fallacy that the doctrine was introduced in the fourth century, with the Council of Nicea being named frequently, but, in fact, the Trinity was firmly adhered to by second century Christians(such as Ireneus and Polycarp), many of whom knew the Apostles personally, and would have been in a great position to either deny that this was apostolic teaching had it been a problem. By the time of the Council of Nicea in 325, the Trinity was a done deal, and it was not debated. The main discussion of Nicea was whether or not Jesus was a created being or co-existent with the Father. Arius, who had put forward the theory, had some support initially, especially from members of the Imperial family, but his teachings were eventually rejected by an almost unanimous vote, after extensive discussions. Still, Arius never denied the Trinity outright, just Jesus' place in it. Likewise, Nestorius, whose beliefs were discussed at the Council of Ephesus in 431, did not deny the Trinity, though, for a while, he wondered about the nature of Christ. A copy of a book written by him towards the end of his life, found in 1895, affirms that he believed in the Trinity and the twofold nature of Christ. The Eastern Church, which followed his teachings, and took the Gospel as far as China, Korea and Japan by the middle ages, was Trinitarian. The great western reformers, Luther, Melancthon, Calvin, and so on, weer critical of many Roman Catholic teachings, but never questioned the Trinity. The denominational and non-denominational churches who adhere to the teachings of these reformers, are trinitarian. There are very few churches, in fact, who deny the trinity. Those which do, such as the Jehovah's Witnesses and the Christadelphians, are so divergent from traditional Christian teaching that they are rightly labelled sects, not denominations.
  • As far as I know most do, but non-denominational churches each have their own beliefs and doctrines so no one can really give a difinative answer that all do or don't. I go to a non-denominational church and we do believe in the trinity.
  • Non denominational means without Denominations or without being Lutheran, Baptist etc... Most Churches that call themselves Christian belive in the Trinity...
  • That depends on their own particular beliefs. Since they are non-denominational they can believe whatever they want.
  • Yes most do. I believe Jesus is the father son and holy ghost. The trinity is not biblical, although I believe in Oneness, trinitarians are still Christians, and my brothers and sisters in Christ. I believe that the name of the father son and spirit is Jesus.
  • Here is that Doctrine, Enjoy! John DOCTRINE OF THE TRINITY A. Definition. 1. The word "trinity" is not found in the Bible. It is a technical theological word coined in the fourth century A.D. to describe a theological concept. 2. The doctrine of the trinity recognizes God as being one in essence but three persons who possess equal, perfect, eternal and infinite identical essence. 3. Therefore, trinity is used to describe three persons in one Godhead. There is only one divine nature or being. 4. This divine being is tripersonal, involving distinctions between the Father, Son, and Spirit. These three persons are joint partakers of exactly the same nature and majesty of God. 5. There is one true God, but in the unity of the Godhead there are three coequal, coeternal persons. They are the same in substance or essence, but distinct in subsistence or continuing in existence. 6. The trinity is a revealed doctrine. It embodies truth never discovered; hence, it is undiscoverable by natural reason. 7. Since each person of the Trinity has the same essence, God is described as one. But they are different as persons. 8. Distinctions are made between the members of the Trinity, as described in 2 Cor 13:14. "The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God [the Father] and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you." 9. The word "trinity" was first used by Tertullian in the second century to designate a Biblical doctrine. The doctrine of the trinity was confirmed by the Council of Nicea in A.D. 325. After much controversy, including the heresy of Arius, Sabellius, and Paul of Samosata, they finally came to a correct understanding of the doctrine. 10. Therefore, the doctrine of the trinity is defined as: God is one in essence but three coequal, coeternal, and coinfinite persons. 11. When divine essence is the subject, God is said to be one. When divine persons are the subject, distinction is made between the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. 12. For this reason we have different Hebrew names for God. The plural noun Elohim implies more than one person in the Godhead. The singular noun JHWH (Adonai, Jahweh, or Jehovah) is used to distinguish between the persons. Elohim emphasizes the one essence of God. Jehovah emphasizes one person in the Trinity, usually God the Son. B. Scripture Verification. 1. The plural pronoun for God, Elohim, is used in Gen 1:26, 3:22, "Let us make man," and in Isa 6:8, "Whom shall I send and who will go for us?" 2. Ps 110:1, "The Lord [God the Father] said to my [David's] Lord [God the Son]." 3. The distinction is delineated in Ps 2:7, "I will announce the decree of the Lord [God the Father]. He said to Me [God the Son], `You are My Son [deity of Jesus Christ]. This day [day of incarnation] I have begotten You.'" This is quoted three times in the New Testament, in Acts 13:33, Heb 1:5, and Heb 5:5. 4. Isa 48:16, "Come near to Me; listen to this. From the first, I have not spoken in secret. From the time it took place, I was there. And now the Lord God [God the Father] has sent Me [God the Son], and His Spirit [God the Holy Spirit]." 5. Mt 28:19, "Go therefore and make disciples [Bible students] of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit." This is a reference to the pre-Canon period of the Church Age in which water baptism was practiced to illustrate the baptism of the Holy Spirit by the use of ritual. 6. In Jn 10:30, Jesus said to the crowd, "I and the Father are one." He was referring to divine essence. The Father and the Son are two distinct persons in the Godhead, but they have identical essence. 7. Jn 14:16, "I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Counselor to be with you forever." The next verse explains that the Counselor is said to be "the Spirit of truth; He abides with you and He will be in you." 8. Thomas called Jesus both Lord and God when he saw Him in His resurrection body. Jn 20:28, "Thomas answered and said to Him, `My Lord, My God.'" 9. 1 Cor 12:4-6, "There are a variety of spiritual gifts, but the same Holy Spirit. And there are a variety of ministries [opportunities for Christian service], but the same Lord [God the Son]. And there are many different kinds of activities, but the same God [God the Father], who works all of them in all persons." 10. 2 Cor 13:14, "The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all." 11. 1 Pet 1:2, "According to the foreknowledge of God [the Father] by the sanctifying work of the Spirit, that you may obey Jesus Christ." 12. Rev 1:4-6, "John, to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and prosperity from Him who is [present state of the glorified Christ at the right hand of the Father], who has always existed [Jesus Christ as eternal God prior to the Hypostatic Union], who is to come [Second Advent], and from the seven spirits before the throne [God the Holy Spirit as the power system in both Christocentric dispensations], and from Jesus Christ, the dependable witness, the first formed from the dead, also the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and has liberated us from our sins by means of His blood, and He has provided for us a royal power as priests to God, even the Father." C. Though one in essence, God is three in persons. 1. In the doctrine of the unity of God, there is only one essence or substance. 2. In the doctrine of the persons of the Godhead, the individuality of the Father, Son, and Spirit is preserved against the notion that there are only modes of God. The idea of modes of God is a false doctrine dating back to the fourth century. It implies that one God has various modes for various purposes in dealing with man, whether in creation or at salvation. That is a false doctrine. 3. God is one, yet in Himself, and from all eternity past, He is three separate and distinct persons: the Father, the Son, and the Spirit. 4. Argumentation for the trinity begins in Genesis with the use of plural pronouns for God. a. Gen 1:26, "Let us make man in our image." Therefore, more than one person in the Godhead is involved. b. Gen 3:22, "Then the Lord God said, `Behold, man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil.'" c. Isa 6:8, Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, `Whom shall I [God the Father] send, and who will go for us ?'" 5. When a distinction is made between the persons of the Trinity, it refers to a specific activity of specific persons in the Godhead. a. 1 Thes 1:2-3, "We give thanks to God [God the Father] always for you, making mention of you in our prayers, constantly bearing in mind your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the presence of God our Father." So distinction is made between the Father and Son. They have identical essence, but they are two separate and distinct persons. b. 1 Pet 1:2, "According to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by the sanctifying work of the Spirit, that you may obey Jesus Christ." c. Tit 3:5, "He [Jesus Christ] saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and the renewing of the Holy Spirit." Distinction is made between our Lord Jesus Christ and God the Holy Spirit. d. Tit 3:6, "Whom He [God the Father] poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior." e. 2 Tim 1:13-14, "Retain the standard of sound doctrine which you have heard from me in the faith and love which are in Christ Jesus. Guard through the Holy Spirit who dwells in us the treasures which have been entrusted to you [the deposit of Bible teaching]." 6. However, Jesus Christ is the only visible member of the Trinity, Jn 1:18, 6:46; 1 Tim 3:16; 1 Jn 4:12. D. The Distinctive Function of the Trinity. 1. While the Bible distinguishes between the members of the Trinity, it refers to the activity of specific persons in the Godhead. 2. All three members of the Trinity provided salvation. a. God the Father planned salvation according to Isa 14:27; Jn 4:34, 5:17, 12:44; 1 Cor 8:6; Eph 3:11. b. God the Son executed salvation on the cross, Jn 4:34, 5:17; 1 Pet 2:24, 3:18; Rom 5:8; Heb 10:7. c. God the Holy Spirit reveals the message of salvation. Under the doctrine of common grace, He makes the Gospel perspicuous, Jn 16:8-11. 3. Each person of the Trinity indwells the body of every Church Age believer. Distinction is made between them. a. The indwelling of God the Father is found in Jn 14:23; Eph 4:6; 2 Jn 9. b. God the Son indwells us according to Jn 14:20, 17:22-23; Rom 8:10; 2 Cor 13:5; Gal 2:20; Col 1:27; 1 Jn 2:24. c. The indwelling of the Holy Spirit is found in Rom 8:11; 1 Cor 3:16, 6:19-20; 2 Cor 6:16. d. Only in this unique Church Age does God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit indwell us. 4. Each person of the Godhead provides divine power for the function of the protocol plan. a. The omnipotence of God the Father is related to our portfolio of invisible assets. He is also the designer of the divine dynasphere. b. The omnipotence of God the Son is related to the preservation of the universe as well as the perpetuation of human history. c. The omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit is related to residence, function, and momentum inside the divine dynasphere. E. Though three in persons, God is one in essence. 1. There is one God, yet three who possess every attribute of deity equally, perfectly, and eternally. 2. There is a unity of essence and a plurality of persons belonging to the same divine being. 3. The persons of the Godhead are not separate and independent beings, such as Peter, James, and John; but three persons with identical essence eternally and inseparably united as one in essence. 4. They are three individuals, Father, Son and Spirit, yet one God. Neither is God without the other, and each with the other is God. 5. God is one in essence yet three distinct persons, and these persons have identical substance. F. Illustrations of the Trinity. 1. The illustration given in the Bible is that God is light. a. 1 Jn 1:5. "And this is the message which we have heard from Him and we communicate to you, that God is light and in Him there is no darkness." b. Jn 1:5, "The light shined in darkness, and the darkness did not overpower it." c. Jn 8:12, "Again therefore Jesus spoke to them saying, `I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness but shall have the light of life.'" d. 1 Tim 6:16, "Who alone possesses immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen nor can see, to Him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen." 2. Light can be regarded from two different viewpoints. a. Light can be regarded from the standpoint of the colors in the spectrum which illustrate the essence of God. (1) Every ray of light from the sun is pure white, and yet it contains all the colors of the spectrum in light waves or particles of light. Particles of light operate on different waves, which is how we see color. (2) All color in the world depends on light. When all light is reflected from an object, the object is white. When light is absorbed in an object, the object is black. (3) Every ray of light has three primary colors: red, yellow, and blue. When a ray of light strikes an object so that the red and yellow are absorbed, the color reflected is blue. If the yellow and blue are absorbed, its color is red. (4) So when a ray of light strikes any object, certain parts are absorbed and certain parts are reflected. (5) The secondary colors are orange, green, and purple. Red plus yellow equal orange. Blue plus yellow equal green. Blue plus red equal purple. (6) Therefore, every color is in every ray of light. What colors are absorbed determine the color of an object as it reflects that light. (7) So light from the standpoint of color illustrates the essence of God. For just as God is one, light is one. However, light has many colors, just as God has many different attributes in His essence. Under certain conditions, you see certain attributes of God. b. Light can also be regarded from the standpoint of its composition. Light is one substance, but it is composed of three different properties: actinic, luminiferous, and calorific. (1) Actinic is a ray of light of short wavelengths that produces photochemical effects. Actinic is neither seen nor felt, a perfect illustration of God the Father. (2) Luminiferous is light produced by the emission of light occurring at a temperature below that of incandescent bodies. Luminiferous is both seen and felt, a perfect illustration of God the Son. (3) Calorific is light converted into heat. Calorific is not seen but felt, a perfect illustration of God the Holy Spirit. (4) Therefore, the composition of light is analogous to the three persons in the Godhead who are one. Light is one with three properties. God is one in essence but three persons. 3. Another illustration of the Trinity, not as good, is an egg. The yoke, white, shell are three parts, but there is only one egg. G. The Concept of the Trinity. 1. God is one in essence or substance. 2. God is three coequal, coeternal, and coinfinite persons in that one essence. 3. When divine essence is the subject, God is revealed as one. When divine persons are the subject, God is revealed as three separate and distinct persons. 4. In the unity of God, there is only one essence or one substance. 5. In the persons of the Godhead, there is God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. 6. 2 Cor 13:14, "The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [God the Son], and the love for God [the Father], and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you." 7. Eph 4:4-6, "There is one body and one Spirit, just as you have been called with reference to one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God, even the Father of all." The subject of this paragraph in Eph 4 is unity among the royal family of God. Verses 4-6 teach that just as there is unity in the Trinity, so in principle there is unity in the body of Christ. Verse 4 teaches there is "one Spirit. Verse 5 teaches there is "one Lord." Verse 6 teaches there is "one God, the Father of all." H. Summary of the Doctrine of the Trinity. 1. Trinity is not a Biblical word, but a technical, theological term to designate the three-fold manifestation of one God as Father, Son, and Spirit. 2. God is one in essence who exists eternally in three distinct, coequal, coeternal persons. 3. God is one, Gal 3:20; Jas 2:19. 4. But the Son (Jn 1:1, 14:9; Col 2:9) and the Spirit (Acts 5:3-4; 1 Cor 3:16) are also fully God, yet they are distinct from the Father and from each other. 5. The unified equality and yet distinction is seen in the triactic references to three persons, as noted in 2 Cor 13:14; Eph 4:4-6; 1 Pet 1:2. 6. The Old Testament reveals a plurality of persons in the divine name of Elohim, as well as in the plural pronouns of Gen 1:26 and 11:7, the plural verbs of Gen 11:7 and 35:7, the identity of the angel of the Lord as God in Ex 3:2-6 and Jud 13:21-22, and the references to the Spirit in Gen 1:2 and Isa 63:10. These all add up to the fact that God is one in essence but three separate and distinct personalities. 
  • I am a member of a charismatic, non-denominational church and we believe in God the father, Jesus the son, and the Holy Spirit, the comforter. So yes.
  • Yes we sure do!
  • Here's Ur A., Enjoy! John DOCTRINE OF THE TRINITY A. Definition. 1. The word "trinity" is not found in the Bible. It is a technical theological word coined in the fourth century A.D. to describe a theological concept. 2. The doctrine of the trinity recognizes God as being one in essence but three persons who possess equal, perfect, eternal and infinite identical essence. 3. Therefore, trinity is used to describe three persons in one Godhead. There is only one divine nature or being. 4. This divine being is tripersonal, involving distinctions between the Father, Son, and Spirit. These three persons are joint partakers of exactly the same nature and majesty of God. 5. There is one true God, but in the unity of the Godhead there are three coequal, coeternal persons. They are the same in substance or essence, but distinct in subsistence or continuing in existence. 6. The trinity is a revealed doctrine. It embodies truth never discovered; hence, it is undiscoverable by natural reason. 7. Since each person of the Trinity has the same essence, God is described as one. But they are different as persons. 8. Distinctions are made between the members of the Trinity, as described in 2 Cor 13:14. "The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God [the Father] and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you." 9. The word "trinity" was first used by Tertullian in the second century to designate a Biblical doctrine. The doctrine of the trinity was confirmed by the Council of Nicea in A.D. 325. After much controversy, including the heresy of Arius, Sabellius, and Paul of Samosata, they finally came to a correct understanding of the doctrine. 10. Therefore, the doctrine of the trinity is defined as: God is one in essence but three coequal, coeternal, and coinfinite persons. 11. When divine essence is the subject, God is said to be one. When divine persons are the subject, distinction is made between the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. 12. For this reason we have different Hebrew names for God. The plural noun Elohim implies more than one person in the Godhead. The singular noun JHWH (Adonai, Jahweh, or Jehovah) is used to distinguish between the persons. Elohim emphasizes the one essence of God. Jehovah emphasizes one person in the Trinity, usually God the Son. B. Scripture Verification. 1. The plural pronoun for God, Elohim, is used in Gen 1:26, 3:22, "Let us make man," and in Isa 6:8, "Whom shall I send and who will go for us?" 2. Ps 110:1, "The Lord [God the Father] said to my [David's] Lord [God the Son]." 3. The distinction is delineated in Ps 2:7, "I will announce the decree of the Lord [God the Father]. He said to Me [God the Son], `You are My Son [deity of Jesus Christ]. This day [day of incarnation] I have begotten You.'" This is quoted three times in the New Testament, in Acts 13:33, Heb 1:5, and Heb 5:5. 4. Isa 48:16, "Come near to Me; listen to this. From the first, I have not spoken in secret. From the time it took place, I was there. And now the Lord God [God the Father] has sent Me [God the Son], and His Spirit [God the Holy Spirit]." 5. Mt 28:19, "Go therefore and make disciples [Bible students] of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit." This is a reference to the pre-Canon period of the Church Age in which water baptism was practiced to illustrate the baptism of the Holy Spirit by the use of ritual. 6. In Jn 10:30, Jesus said to the crowd, "I and the Father are one." He was referring to divine essence. The Father and the Son are two distinct persons in the Godhead, but they have identical essence. 7. Jn 14:16, "I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Counselor to be with you forever." The next verse explains that the Counselor is said to be "the Spirit of truth; He abides with you and He will be in you." 8. Thomas called Jesus both Lord and God when he saw Him in His resurrection body. Jn 20:28, "Thomas answered and said to Him, `My Lord, My God.'" 9. 1 Cor 12:4-6, "There are a variety of spiritual gifts, but the same Holy Spirit. And there are a variety of ministries [opportunities for Christian service], but the same Lord [God the Son]. And there are many different kinds of activities, but the same God [God the Father], who works all of them in all persons." 10. 2 Cor 13:14, "The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all." 11. 1 Pet 1:2, "According to the foreknowledge of God [the Father] by the sanctifying work of the Spirit, that you may obey Jesus Christ." 12. Rev 1:4-6, "John, to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and prosperity from Him who is [present state of the glorified Christ at the right hand of the Father], who has always existed [Jesus Christ as eternal God prior to the Hypostatic Union], who is to come [Second Advent], and from the seven spirits before the throne [God the Holy Spirit as the power system in both Christocentric dispensations], and from Jesus Christ, the dependable witness, the first formed from the dead, also the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and has liberated us from our sins by means of His blood, and He has provided for us a royal power as priests to God, even the Father." C. Though one in essence, God is three in persons. 1. In the doctrine of the unity of God, there is only one essence or substance. 2. In the doctrine of the persons of the Godhead, the individuality of the Father, Son, and Spirit is preserved against the notion that there are only modes of God. The idea of modes of God is a false doctrine dating back to the fourth century. It implies that one God has various modes for various purposes in dealing with man, whether in creation or at salvation. That is a false doctrine. 3. God is one, yet in Himself, and from all eternity past, He is three separate and distinct persons: the Father, the Son, and the Spirit. 4. Argumentation for the trinity begins in Genesis with the use of plural pronouns for God. a. Gen 1:26, "Let us make man in our image." Therefore, more than one person in the Godhead is involved. b. Gen 3:22, "Then the Lord God said, `Behold, man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil.'" c. Isa 6:8, Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, `Whom shall I [God the Father] send, and who will go for us ?'" 5. When a distinction is made between the persons of the Trinity, it refers to a specific activity of specific persons in the Godhead. a. 1 Thes 1:2-3, "We give thanks to God [God the Father] always for you, making mention of you in our prayers, constantly bearing in mind your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the presence of God our Father." So distinction is made between the Father and Son. They have identical essence, but they are two separate and distinct persons. b. 1 Pet 1:2, "According to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by the sanctifying work of the Spirit, that you may obey Jesus Christ." c. Tit 3:5, "He [Jesus Christ] saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and the renewing of the Holy Spirit." Distinction is made between our Lord Jesus Christ and God the Holy Spirit. d. Tit 3:6, "Whom He [God the Father] poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior." e. 2 Tim 1:13-14, "Retain the standard of sound doctrine which you have heard from me in the faith and love which are in Christ Jesus. Guard through the Holy Spirit who dwells in us the treasures which have been entrusted to you [the deposit of Bible teaching]." 6. However, Jesus Christ is the only visible member of the Trinity, Jn 1:18, 6:46; 1 Tim 3:16; 1 Jn 4:12. D. The Distinctive Function of the Trinity. 1. While the Bible distinguishes between the members of the Trinity, it refers to the activity of specific persons in the Godhead. 2. All three members of the Trinity provided salvation. a. God the Father planned salvation according to Isa 14:27; Jn 4:34, 5:17, 12:44; 1 Cor 8:6; Eph 3:11. b. God the Son executed salvation on the cross, Jn 4:34, 5:17; 1 Pet 2:24, 3:18; Rom 5:8; Heb 10:7. c. God the Holy Spirit reveals the message of salvation. Under the doctrine of common grace, He makes the Gospel perspicuous, Jn 16:8-11. 3. Each person of the Trinity indwells the body of every Church Age believer. Distinction is made between them. a. The indwelling of God the Father is found in Jn 14:23; Eph 4:6; 2 Jn 9. b. God the Son indwells us according to Jn 14:20, 17:22-23; Rom 8:10; 2 Cor 13:5; Gal 2:20; Col 1:27; 1 Jn 2:24. c. The indwelling of the Holy Spirit is found in Rom 8:11; 1 Cor 3:16, 6:19-20; 2 Cor 6:16. d. Only in this unique Church Age does God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit indwell us. 4. Each person of the Godhead provides divine power for the function of the protocol plan. a. The omnipotence of God the Father is related to our portfolio of invisible assets. He is also the designer of the divine dynasphere. b. The omnipotence of God the Son is related to the preservation of the universe as well as the perpetuation of human history. c. The omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit is related to residence, function, and momentum inside the divine dynasphere. E. Though three in persons, God is one in essence. 1. There is one God, yet three who possess every attribute of deity equally, perfectly, and eternally. 2. There is a unity of essence and a plurality of persons belonging to the same divine being. 3. The persons of the Godhead are not separate and independent beings, such as Peter, James, and John; but three persons with identical essence eternally and inseparably united as one in essence. 4. They are three individuals, Father, Son and Spirit, yet one God. Neither is God without the other, and each with the other is God. 5. God is one in essence yet three distinct persons, and these persons have identical substance. F. Illustrations of the Trinity. 1. The illustration given in the Bible is that God is light. a. 1 Jn 1:5. "And this is the message which we have heard from Him and we communicate to you, that God is light and in Him there is no darkness." b. Jn 1:5, "The light shined in darkness, and the darkness did not overpower it." c. Jn 8:12, "Again therefore Jesus spoke to them saying, `I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness but shall have the light of life.'" d. 1 Tim 6:16, "Who alone possesses immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen nor can see, to Him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen." 2. Light can be regarded from two different viewpoints. a. Light can be regarded from the standpoint of the colors in the spectrum which illustrate the essence of God. (1) Every ray of light from the sun is pure white, and yet it contains all the colors of the spectrum in light waves or particles of light. Particles of light operate on different waves, which is how we see color. (2) All color in the world depends on light. When all light is reflected from an object, the object is white. When light is absorbed in an object, the object is black. (3) Every ray of light has three primary colors: red, yellow, and blue. When a ray of light strikes an object so that the red and yellow are absorbed, the color reflected is blue. If the yellow and blue are absorbed, its color is red. (4) So when a ray of light strikes any object, certain parts are absorbed and certain parts are reflected. (5) The secondary colors are orange, green, and purple. Red plus yellow equal orange. Blue plus yellow equal green. Blue plus red equal purple. (6) Therefore, every color is in every ray of light. What colors are absorbed determine the color of an object as it reflects that light. (7) So light from the standpoint of color illustrates the essence of God. For just as God is one, light is one. However, light has many colors, just as God has many different attributes in His essence. Under certain conditions, you see certain attributes of God. b. Light can also be regarded from the standpoint of its composition. Light is one substance, but it is composed of three different properties: actinic, luminiferous, and calorific. (1) Actinic is a ray of light of short wavelengths that produces photochemical effects. Actinic is neither seen nor felt, a perfect illustration of God the Father. (2) Luminiferous is light produced by the emission of light occurring at a temperature below that of incandescent bodies. Luminiferous is both seen and felt, a perfect illustration of God the Son. (3) Calorific is light converted into heat. Calorific is not seen but felt, a perfect illustration of God the Holy Spirit. (4) Therefore, the composition of light is analogous to the three persons in the Godhead who are one. Light is one with three properties. God is one in essence but three persons. 3. Another illustration of the Trinity, not as good, is an egg. The yoke, white, shell are three parts, but there is only one egg. G. The Concept of the Trinity. 1. God is one in essence or substance. 2. God is three coequal, coeternal, and coinfinite persons in that one essence. 3. When divine essence is the subject, God is revealed as one. When divine persons are the subject, God is revealed as three separate and distinct persons. 4. In the unity of God, there is only one essence or one substance. 5. In the persons of the Godhead, there is God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. 6. 2 Cor 13:14, "The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [God the Son], and the love for God [the Father], and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you." 7. Eph 4:4-6, "There is one body and one Spirit, just as you have been called with reference to one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God, even the Father of all." The subject of this paragraph in Eph 4 is unity among the royal family of God. Verses 4-6 teach that just as there is unity in the Trinity, so in principle there is unity in the body of Christ. Verse 4 teaches there is "one Spirit. Verse 5 teaches there is "one Lord." Verse 6 teaches there is "one God, the Father of all." H. Summary of the Doctrine of the Trinity. 1. Trinity is not a Biblical word, but a technical, theological term to designate the three-fold manifestation of one God as Father, Son, and Spirit. 2. God is one in essence who exists eternally in three distinct, coequal, coeternal persons. 3. God is one, Gal 3:20; Jas 2:19. 4. But the Son (Jn 1:1, 14:9; Col 2:9) and the Spirit (Acts 5:3-4; 1 Cor 3:16) are also fully God, yet they are distinct from the Father and from each other. 5. The unified equality and yet distinction is seen in the triactic references to three persons, as noted in 2 Cor 13:14; Eph 4:4-6; 1 Pet 1:2. 6. The Old Testament reveals a plurality of persons in the divine name of Elohim, as well as in the plural pronouns of Gen 1:26 and 11:7, the plural verbs of Gen 11:7 and 35:7, the identity of the angel of the Lord as God in Ex 3:2-6 and Jud 13:21-22, and the references to the Spirit in Gen 1:2 and Isa 63:10. These all add up to the fact that God is one in essence but three separate and distinct personalities. 
  • In our church the only requirement is that you are human. Our goal is to educate others of the 'Good News' that Jesus died for our sins. We believe he died for each of us, whether they are a Jew, Muslim, atheist, etc. He loves us each the same, and those who have accepted Christ as Savior are to share the message with those who aren't yet saved. Period. The individual generally finds the church that makes the most sense in the way God's word is interpreted by the pastor or pastors in lead positions there. If it doesn't mesh, churchgoers will generally find another church. The other message we believe is that we are to serve 'the least of these,' i.e., those who are needy. We serve in many ways, using the tithes and donations we receive. Every church I'm familiar with takes collection by passing the plate, and we use the funds for supporting the pastor, building, and community outreach. We run a clinic, food pantry, financial help, and counseling for anyone in need regardless of belief.
  • There are so many people on here who are "Christians", but disagree on a MAJOR DOCTRINE. The Bible says "One Lord, one faith, one baptism." Yet, I read many different Lords, many different faiths, some with baptisms, some without. You know, people attack us Mormons from every angle. I say bring it on. I have been to thousands of LDS wards around the world, and amazingly all the doctrine is the same. No disagreement. The Church is lead by Jesus Christ, then by prophets and apostles. I was raised Methodist/Catholic/Non-Denominational and I was amazed at how they all disagreed. Even those with the same name. I have been to five or six "Calvary Chapels" and heard COMPLETELY different doctrines. The Mormon Church is the only one with authority, the only one lead by the Savior. To answer the question, Mormons believe that Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost are separate beings, but ONE in purpose. So we believe in the "Godhead". The Trinity is false doctrine.
  • 1) Many of them do, but not all of them: "Since Trinitarianism is central to so much of church doctrine, nontrinitarians have mostly been groups that existed before the Nicene Creed was codified in 325 or are groups that developed after the Reformation, when many church doctrines came into question[62] In the early centuries of Christian history adoptionists, Arians, Ebionites, Gnostics, Marcionites, and others held nontrinitarian beliefs. The Nicene Creed raised the issue of the relationship between Jesus' divine and human natures. Monophysitism ("one nature") and monothelitism ("one will") were early attempts, considered heretical by trinitarians, to explain this relationship. During more than a thousand years of Trinitarian orthodoxy, formal nontrinitarianism, i.e., a doctrine held by a church, group, or movement, was rare, but it did appear. For example, among the Cathars of the 13th century. The Protestant Reformation of the 1500s also brought tradition into question. At first, nontrinitarians were executed (such as Servetus), or forced to keep their beliefs secret (such as Isaac Newton). The eventual establishment of religious freedom, however, allowed nontrinitarians to more easily preach their beliefs, and the 19th century saw the establishment of several nontrinitarian groups in North America and elsewhere. These include Christadelphians, Jehovah's Witnesses, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Unitarians. Twentieth-century nontrinitarian movements include Iglesia ni Cristo and the Unification Church. Nontrinitarian groups differ from one another in their views of Jesus Christ, depicting him variously as a divine being second only to God the Father (e.g., Jehovah's Witnesses), Yahweh of the Old Testament in human form, God (but not eternally God), Son of God but inferior to the Father (versus co-equal), prophet, or simply a holy man. Included in this are Oneness Pentecostals, who deny the Trinitarian doctrine, though affirming their belief that God came to Earth as man (i.e., manifested Himself) in the man Jesus Christ." Source and further information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinitarianism#Nontrinitarian_groups 2) here an example of a non-denominational group classified as non-Trinitarian: "Christian Conventions: a non-denominational group which publishes no dogmatic positions, but which a majority of observers classify as non-Trinitarian" Source and further information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nontrinitarianism#Groups 3) Further information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_Conventions http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-denominational
  • Like with any question involving doctrines of non-denominational churches, the answer is "it depends."
  • Yes. I was raised non-denominational (church of God) and the trinity was discussed often.
  • well, i only agree with one person on this question. the person same that there is only one god. the father, the son and the holy ghost are just title not individual gods. if you read in the bible in the bible it says that you will be baptized in the name of the father, the son, and the holy ghost. notice the word "name". It did not say "names" So smthat should tell you that the actual name is Jesus. also in the bible it says one lord one faith one baptism. there is only one baptism and that is the baptism in JESUS name not baptism in the name of the father, the son, and the holy ghost
  • Most probably do, but the nature of non-denominationalism is that doctrine is democratic rather than dogmatic, so the answer to this kind of question is always "it depends."
  • The refusal to believe in the trinity appears to be increasing. The non-denominational are not tied down to any major denomination so they have no official line to tow. They do not have to defend a doctrine they do not believe in just because it is the official line. They are free to make up their own minds according to their own reading of the Bible. It would not be surprising therefore amongst the hundreds, if not thousands, of non-denominationals there are some that reject the trinity. Anyhow, rejection of the trinity is no big deal these days. The JW's concluded some time back from their studies that trinity is NOT what Jesus taught. An Adventist Church called the Church of God of the Abrahamic Faith believes in "Jesus' existence beginning with the virgin birth by Mary". In other words there was no Jesus before the birth, therefore obviously no trinity. They also believe that the main mission of Jesus was to establish the "Kingdom of God" on earth. Asked about the trinity, one representative of the church described trinity as "a self-inflicted wound of Christianity". Even in the main denominational churches one suspects that many church leaders themselves do not believe in many of their own doctrines, like Jesus being born of a virgin or being divine. Whereas they’ll welcome you into their congregation even if you expressed your disbelief, they will not admit to their disbelief in public for fear of rebellion and mass desertion of their congregations. I am not sure of the faith of the maker of the video below and the quality is not brilliant either but it gives a good flavour of the arguments used. .
  • If they are Christians, they do. There are a lot of people who call themselves Christians, simply because they believe there is a god/higher power/supreme being. That's not Christian.
  • welll,,, they probably should
  • Only catholics do. They believe in a trinity which is not mentioned in their bible.
  • does who believe in what? thats funny talk. u sure u know english good ??
  • The trinity is a core belief of Christianity, i've never heard of a non-denomination that doesn't believe in the trinity.
  • the only christian religion that does not believe in the trinity are the Jehovah's Witnesses. the world council of christian religions declared that to be considered a christian religion that religion had to accept the trinity doctrine as part of their religious creed. this is according to them, and not what the bible says.
  • I hope the following will help you to understand about the trinity. Although it was never directly explained but I think the following will be of help. It was taken from an article from Bible.Org. 1) The Father is called God. Refer to John 6.27; John 20.17; 1Cor 8.6; Gal 1.1; Eph 4.6; Phil 2.11; 1Pet 1.2; 2) Jesus Christ, the Son is declared to be God. Refer to 'upholding all thing' Col 1.17; 'creation' Col 1.16; John 1.3; 'future judgement' John 5.27; 'eternality' John 17.5; 'omnipresence' Matt 28.20; 'omnipotence' Heb 1.3; 'omniscience' Matt 9.4; and other are John 1.1, John 20.28; Titus 2.13; Heb 1.8; 3) The Holy Spirit is recognized as God. Refer to 'Peter's comments' Acts 5.3-4, we see that in lying to the Holy Spirit (vs. 3), Ananias was lying to God (vs. 4); 'omniscience' 1Cor 2.10; 'omnipresence' 1Cor 6.19; 're-generates people to new life' John 3.5-6,8; Tit 3.5; 'the spirit of our God' 1Cor 6.11; At the end of the day .. irrespective of what denomination a person comes from; if we are not strong in the Word of God, what is the use of telling others that we are Christians. Aren't we behaving like hypocrites? Remember that Jesus died for us and the least we could do is study the Word of God. Once you are strong in the Word of God, there is no one that can teach you otherwise. I hope this helps ... To God be the Glory

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