What is the Trinity?


From Bishop Barron’s DVD “Faith Clips”

Bishop Robert Barron

#christiantheology, #doctrinesofchristianity, #branchesoftheology, #christiandoctrines

47 Comments

  1. Hi Ba Drums says:

    Allah (God):
    Say: He is Allah, the One and Only; Allah, the Eternal, Absolute; He begetteth not, nor is He begotten; and there is none like unto Him.

  2. Mitchell C says:

    Jesus said the Father is the only true God!
    John 17:3

    Only-monos
    God-theos
    Monos theos
    Monotheism
    The Father

    Jesus never claimed to be God, Jesus said he has a God!
    Jesus has a God!

    Jesus died!
    God can’t die!
    God raised Jesus from the dead!

  3. Senior Local Guide says:

    Thank you, Bishop… Too bad Satan and Hillary (same thing) sent their Low IQ ankle-biters to troll a decent Man of God spreading love… Trump trumps hate…

  4. مهند الشمري says:

    The trinity started on 300 in Rome. At that time the Romans worshipped many gods and when Christianity reached them they made it in a way where it mach up with how they worship god. The trinity is the most man made thing ever. God is one not three.

  5. Lochlanist says:

    As a person who was raised catholic and is now a atheist. I had a convo around religion with a group of friends tonight. A couple Christians some catholic some from other denominations and a couple muslims. One of my Muslim friends was asking about the trinity. A question I've heard a lot and as always the response of the Christians is I know it I just can't explain it. So I thought I'd youtube it when I got home. This video is so typical of the catholic response. A bunch of words that at face value seem profoundly knowledgeable but simply peel back half a layer and you see pointless rambling. Does anyone actually know the answer to the mystery of the trinity?

  6. Shirin H says:

    God says: 

    Surely, disbelievers are those who said: "Allah (God) is the third of the three (in a Trinity)." But there is no ilah (god) (none who has the right to be worshipped) but One Ilah (God -Allah). And if they cease not from what they say, verily, a painful torment will befall the disbelievers among them.

    Will they not repent to Allah (God) and ask His Forgiveness? For Allah (God) is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

    The Messiah ['Iesa (Jesus)], son of Maryam (Mary), was no more than a Messenger; many were the Messengers that passed away before him. His mother [Maryam (Mary)] was a Siddiqah [i.e. she believed in the words of Allah and His Books (see Verse 66:12)]. They both used to eat food (as any other human being, while Allah (God) does not eat). Look how We make the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) clear to them, yet look how they are deluded away (from the truth).

    Source: Book of God ( https://quran.com/5/73-83?translations=20 )

  7. Islam on Social Issues says:

    Read a book called, "the trinity, the man-god worship and the testimony of Jesus the Christ" on Amazon. Interesting on the subject of the trinity.

  8. Abo Sumayyah says:

    If faith is for everyone then please simplify it.

  9. Haze says:

    "FOR US THERE IS BUT ONE GOD, THE FATHER!" (1 CORINTHIANS 8:6)

  10. A. GOWAD Mohamed says:

    Here is the truth from the bible,
    Acts 2:22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:

    Matthew 5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

    Matthew 19:17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.

    Mark 12:29-31 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:

    And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.

    And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.

    Matthew 22:40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

    John 5:30 I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.

    John 14:24 He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me.

    Conclusion: God is one. He neither begets nor is born, Nor is there to Him any equivalent and Jesus is a prophet sent by God

  11. Kay Bass says:

    "Let, the disposition be in you which was also in Christ Jesus; who, although being in God's Form, yet did not meditate a Usurpation to be like God." Philippians 2: 6 'The Emphatic Diaglott'.
    Did you know the apostle Paul did not support a 'trinity'; but said God was Christ's head? 1 Corinthians 11: 3.
    The time would come when all the apostles would all die off; 2Thessalonians 2: 7 and then a Great apostasy would appear, 2Thessalonians 2: 3 and the 'lawlessness' would be revealed. This is also the time in 2Peter 3: 10 when: "….earth and the works in it will be discovered."
    How many clerics have been prosecuted by the judicial system for crimes today, including crimes against children?
    During the 'dark ages', when both men and women were being burned to death for possession of a Bible…did this bring any honour to God? The days of the Spanish Inquisition…can anybody even think about the cruelties done in God's name?
    Paul describes these organisations being dominated by a 'man of lawlessness', saying: "They did not have the love of the truth that they might be saved." 2Thessalonians 2:8
    Babylon the Great Revelation ch 17 is a 'dwelling place of demons' Revelation 18: 1-4. This is the world empire of false religion that is depicted as a 'harlot' riding the back of a political 'wild beast'.
    Christ told the Jews; hypocrites… "Indeed, the ax is already in position at the root of the trees, and every tree , not producing fine fruit is to be cut down and thrown into the fire." Luke 3: 9
    "Really then, by their fruits you will recognise those men" Matthew 7: 19
    Jesus answered Satan the Devil: "It is written: 'It is Jehovah your God you must worship, and it is to him alone you must render sacred service." Luke 4: 8.
    What did Satan do? When his testing produced no gain for himself, he departed until another convenient time.
    The TRUTH is our protection from evil forces as we worship in 'spirit and truth' according to what the Scriptures actually SAY.
    Remove yourselves from any contact with a 'man of lawlessness'.

  12. Kay Bass says:

    A clear understanding of the Holy Spirit is found by comparing Revelation 1: 1 with John 16: 13. A revelation from Jehovah God is passed to Christ Jesus; who then passes it to his angel, who then presented it to John in signs. So the 'one who will not speak of his own impulse, but what things he hears he will speak' is the angel. So the 'Holy Spirit' is not a person. It is God's active force. In the account of Pentecost 33 CE, Acts 2: 1-4 the Holy Spirit was 'distributed about' upon all of them, like 'tongues of fire' upon all of their heads. Was this a person? NO This idea came from the Great apostasy 2Thessalonians 2: 3. Where did the idea of the 'trinity' come from, originally? It was a product of a long process of voting. Significant in the voting process are the ones who didn't vote because they were murdered by the ones who did vote, to prevent them from voting. OPEN your history books, and discern the character of these men who claimed to know the nature of God. “Listen O Israel: Jehovah our God is one Jehovah.” Deuteronomy 6: 4.”Is it not one father that all of us have? Is it not one God that has created us?” Malachi 2: 10 Jesus said to him: “Why do you call me good? Nobody is good, except one, God.” Mark 10: 18 [God and good are derived from the same root words]
    The Trinity is a false teaching. It is a facet of Jehovah in the intelligent creation to allow for free will. So Jehovah has free will, and Christ has free will; and the ransom sacrifice of Christ now has real meaning. They are individuals with a common purpose. John 17: 21 which includes those true Christians also.
    The little window on the bottom left of your computer. You can find out anything. One of the men who was part of the 'trinity' voting process roasted his fellow slowly to death; due to a difference of opinion about the nature of God. ITS EASY to find out this history. That man that murdered his fellow: where was his mercy? Or his righteousness? Or his Justice, compassion, sound judgement, fear of God….
    So what did he really know about the true God, and Christ's teachings, to love our neighbour as ourselves? FIND OUT what kind of men you are trusting in the matter of this teaching, and when you discern the facts YOU will see why this teaching is a fallacy that brings no honour to God. This is one of the things that Satan the Devil has introduced as part of the Great apostasy 2Thessalonians 2: 3 because he doesn't want us to know the truth, or worship in spirit and truth.

  13. Bill Clay says:

    God is not three persons. God is one person, the Father. Jesus is His Son, the Human Messiah. Jesus is not God.

  14. m&m says:

    Idolatry is the biggest sin ever commited according to the Judaic law. Trinity is an excuse for idolatry.

  15. Charlie Rogers says:

    I am loving you all so much for seeing through this false
    teaching of the Trinity. Study of the scripture prove false.

  16. Smalltimer says:

    The trinity is a doctrine that was made-up by men 300 years following Christ' death and resurrection on earth.
    With that being said, the trinity is neither necessary nor required in the salvation provided to us in Christ, nor is there any record of anyone worshiping a triune God in the Bible

  17. bjorkstrand777 says:

    the trinity= strength, love + wisdom

  18. Brian Cordero says:

    With the right words everything is beautiful

  19. Brian Cordero says:

    There's a zillion gods because love is unlimited..youre too pastor,..why not?

  20. Brian Cordero says:

    Yup yup yup..Nope!

  21. Tupacolypse Now says:

    Those who worship other than the almighty and die in that state will not enter paradise. Worshipping Jesus is idolatry. Do not worship the messenger. Worship the one he worshipped aka the creator. Jesus is a creation

  22. Con3 says:

    Catholic: God is one!
    Bible: Father Son and Holy Spirit are Gods.
    Orthodox: Yes, Bible

  23. Mark Marino says:

    TRINITY

  24. Qwerty says:

    The doctrine of the Trinity is encapsulated in Matthew 28:19, where Jesus instructs the apostles: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”

    The parallelism of the Father, the Son, and the Spirit is not unique to Matthew’s Gospel, but appears elsewhere in the New Testament (e.g., 2 Cor. 13:14, Heb. 9:14), as well as in the writings of the earliest Christians, who clearly understood them in the sense that we do today—that the Father, the Son, and the Spirit are three divine persons who are one divine being (God).

  25. PH K says:



    In this link the perfect Trinity is finally revealed! For all this time I was so confused about Trinity even though I was born a christian. But now the perfect Trinity is revealed !

  26. Blood of the Lamb says:

    Catholic doctrine is Satanic! Wicked defiled and abominable church! "Come out of her my people"
    YHWH:


    The Father:


    My Lord and My God:


    Body and Blood of Messiah

    In Christ Alone Cover:

  27. Jeff Barnes says:

    Most confusing explanation I’ve heard

  28. Tri To says:

    The Trinity is a concept that I find is very often misunderstood by many Christians to understand it you need to look at the Miracle of Creation in Math 1+1 =2 However through the miracle of God 1+1=3 where two people are present there is a potential for another person (or persons twins) to come into existence as Roman Catholics we often say to a person call upon a Saint so they are not alone in prayer. If you look at Celestial bodies you will notice that We exist as a Trinity the Earth the Sun and the Moon all existing together almost as one in Ancient cultures we have given Gender to the Celestial Bodies Sun being Male and Moon being female. So 3 is a special number in terms of Creation because from the presence of two people there seems to be a Holy Ghost between them. To understand the Trinity we need to look at the Virgin Birth of Mary. Mary is 1 gives birth to a Son Jesus 2 so there is a third Person required here that Person Jesus said was God. I would imagine as a child Jesus was probably ridiculed by other children for not having a father in the flesh by his siblings and the people in his community but when he reached the age of 30 and began his ministry he said he had a Heavenly Father that would then make 3. I hope that helps with your search to better understand the Trinity it would seem that 3 is the magic number in the creation process.

  29. Bretheren Lee says:

    the word trinity is not in the holy words proverbs 30:5,6 all who accept the trinity will and have denied the God of Jesus

  30. Ansel Thompson says:

    It is said that in the late part of the last days the light would come, we are past that now and are in the early part of the first days. Failed religions are still in the last days.
    The Trinity and the Patriarchs are one as holy ghosts (spirits) in a Biblical context. Abraham, Isaac and Jacob are not Patriarchs but father, son and grandson. Patriarchs are three arch fathers, such as Sem, Cham and Japheth. They are a Trinity of holy ghosts and if the Prince of the North means one of them, it means that in the heavens would no longer be that Trinity.

  31. Beam says:

    For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.
    They confess that God is come in the flesh. Clearly not true and the reason for this is that baptism is in the name of the Father the Son and the Holy Ghost… in “Jesus name”. That means every other man who has made up his own religion and tried to save souls in his own name can’t do it. You must be baptized in the name of the three, in Jesus way (or name, as it says in the early chapters of acts.) there is no other name so if you have joined up with a denomination, your baptism in that name is not going to count. Jesus way on the earth has no denominational name, it is “the way” (singular) and you must be baptized in that way in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. The made up idea of the trinity is to cover up the fact that there is only one way to heaven. There is three spiritual beings and there is one way for man to be saved, in Jesus name.
    Before Steven was murdered in acts the heaven was opened to him and he said I see the son of man standing at the right hand of God. That’s all the proof you need. To add to the fact that they are three, Steven didn’t see the Holy Ghost, because it is its own thing as well. It’s invisible. So it would have been there, but it’s not visible. God and Jesus are visible. If Jesus were also God he would have not said I don’t know when I will be sent back, only God knows that. He would have prayed with himself as the pharisees do when he was praying to God instead of looking up to heaven and praying. If they are one, then blasphemy against any of them would not be granted forgiveness, instead of only the Holy Ghost. These things are not a play of translation or words, they are factual things and the facts are not exhausted here.

  32. Beam says:

    Nope, God is love but that’s not an argument to the made up word trinity

  33. steve watson says:

    Why do you speak crap???
    Why is Jesus called the son of God?

    Shouldn't Jesus be called the son of the Holy Spirit…
    Mat 1:20… thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. 

    Why isn't Jesus called the son of the Holy Spirit?????????
    Have you been to theology classes or have some more bullshit you want to say..?

    So why isn't Jesus called the son of the Holy Spirit?????????

    You know what you can do with your trinity bullshit?????????

  34. XceptAManBbornAgain NoKingdomOfGod says:

    i got some problems with the trinity, but first a question,
    what's with the hand gesture in 2:04? one of the two

    seem to always have that. like the holding of an arrow on a bow
    (kinda like the antichrist in Revelation 6:2)

  35. Alexandra Meister says:

    No evangelical managed to explained that way. Love the knowledge in our catholic tradition

  36. Vlufin says:

    Here from saint Jude’s?

  37. Summersblues1 says:

    Did you hear how he tried to justify the Trinity? He said ,because God loves his son, that there has to be a recipient and a third person in the Trinity god head, …… what??? Who is dumb enough to buy that argument? My dad loves his three kids, but I would never get from that that he was a Trinity god head! He’s trying to make the point that because God loves , that , that means he’s a Trinity! This is just absurd!

  38. flymasterA says:

    "Our father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name…" So what is God's name, how to keep it holy?

    2. Why was Jesus baptized if he is god???

  39. Jardel B. says:

    John 20: 17 shows us Yahshua has a Father and a GOD.
    Yahweh is Yahshua's Father and Yahshua's God.
    Yahshua is THE Son of Yahweh. Matt. 3: 17. Luke 3:22.
    Yahshua said: My Father is GREATER than I. John 14: 28.
    Yahshua and Yahweh are two separate beings.
    1 Tim. 2: 5. Yahshua is The Mediator between Yahweh and mankind. The Mediator is NOT THE Creator. Yahweh is THE Creator.
    The scripture says Yahshua died.
    1 Tim. 6: 16 shows us that Yahweh ALONE has immortality.
    Two separate beings.
    Rom. 10: 9 Yahweh Raised His SON Yahshua from the dead. Two separate beings.

  40. Sky Strings says:

    Bishop Barron, I really wish you wouldn't tell me these lies and then pretend I am an ignorant fool who doesn't know what he is talking about.

  41. ItalPinoy 1967 says:

    The world needs more people who embody God's love than abstractions about God and Jesus being one person

  42. elizabethjabaz mary says:

    U explanation was totally wrong

  43. Denis Sutherland says:

    John 5 : 31-35 " If I testify about myself, my testimony is not true.
    There is another who testifies in my favour, and I know that His
    testimony is true. You have sent to John and he has testified to the
    Truth.Not that I accept human testimony………."

  44. Denis Sutherland says:

    John 5 : 31-35 " If I testify about myself, my testimony is not true.
    There is another who testifies in my favour, and I know that His
    testimony is true. You have sent to John and he has testified to the
    Truth.Not that I accept human testimony………."

  45. johhnyglaze1 says:

    Triune gods originate with the Pagans many years before Jesus came to the earth. Thats were the trinity comes from. Christendom amalgamated it to the bible some 3 centuries after Jesus died. Revelation 1:1 say that God gave the revelation to Jesus. This was many years after Jesus went back to heaven. How is Jesus God if there is another God giving him a revelation?

  46. seoulkidd1 says:

    Oh yea trust the Vatican lol