What in the World is the Trinity? with Christy Thornton

The Confronting Christianity Podcast

03-10-2023 • 42 min

Rebecca McLaughlin is joined by Christy Thornton to answer questions about the Trinity.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • Has God always been Triune?
  • Do other aspects of God’s identity change between the Old and New Testament?
  • Is “let us make man in our image” written in plurality?
  • If God was triune from the beginning why didn’t He make that clear from the beginning?
  • Why is the Trinity not more clearly articulated in the New Testament?
  • How do we know there are just three parts to God?
  • How can all three parts be fully God and yet not all of God’s fullness?
  • What differentiates each person of the Trinity?
  • What exactly does it mean for Jesus to be the Son of God? How is it different from us being sons and daughters of God? How is this different from being a demi-god?
  • If Jesus is fully God then He is perfect. If He is fully human then He is sinful, by definition, someone who is sinful can’t be perfect. How then can Jesus and God be one and the same?
  • Who is God the Father? Who is God the Son? Who is the Holy Spirit?
  • How do we know we aren’t projecting our human understanding and relationships onto God?

Guest Bio:

Christy Thornton is Assistant Professor of Christian Thought and Associate Director of PhD Studies and Director of ThM Studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. She has served with the International Mission Board in North Africa, and is currently a covenant member at the Summit Church. She has contributed to The Gospel Coalition, Christianity Today, and numerous other publications.

Resources Mentioned:

  • Genesis 1-4, John 3:16

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