- Mar 14, 2017
Lisa there's no shame in admitting you don't know. I've learnt things in the last yr that have totally cancelled things I was saying/believing a year ago..and it's been that way my entire adult life. There's so much to learn and it's mad for anyone to think they have complete knowledge.I feel confused reading your replies, so I’d rather not continue.
I do know what the trinity is from a Biblical pov.
Anyway put this topic aside, you really should learn about St augustine. He was a 4th century convert to christianity. An educated and successful man who experienced various philosophies and religions. His book, Confessions, details his story and how he came to christianity.
He was the 3rd most influential christian after Jesus and Paul. The trinitarian doctrine was established, largely based on his work.
Without you understanding his work and how he was influenced by Plotinus, you're losing the context and ideas that gave birth to the doctrine. How bad is that? Surely as a trinitarian Christian you would want to know every detail?
The Christian philosopher and theologian St. Augustine (354-430) is best known for "The Confessions" and "The City of God." After the authors of the New Testament, he has probably been the most influential Christian writer.